Haute Macabre Small Business Advertising Special

  Our annual Small Business Advertising Special is now open for applicants! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre from Black Friday until New Year’s Eve, be include a front page introduction post, & posted to our Social Media Profiles   To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your […]

Haute Macabre Halloween Shop Update

The Haute Macabre Shop will be restocked today, October 31, at 3PM CST. Included in today’s restock will be the highly demanded Luminaries Planner and Witch List Market Pad from Open Sea Design Co and the beautiful Luminous Void Tarot. Our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection of perfumes and hair glosses will be available […]

Full Moon Survival Spells: Structuring Self Care

Our friend and contributor Sarah Faith Gottesdiener was unable to complete the monthly Full Moon Tarotscopes for the October Full Moon in Taurus due to an ongoing injury, so we are sending her all of the speedy recovery vibes we can muster. In lieu of this month’s Tarotscopes, here is a self-care excerpt from the […]

In Love and Shadow: Your Guide to Venus Retrograde from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings

Photo by Brittany Drinnon // @overgrown_nightshade Please welcome Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings as a guest contributor to Haute Macabre! Leah is a gifted astrologer, and is lending us her insight on the Venus Retrograde we are about to enter, lasting from October 5 through November 16, 2018, and what that means for each of […]

Medusa: The Embodiment of Beauty and Terror from BloodMilk Jewels

Entwined snakes framing her head, coiled around her and ready to strike in aggressive protection, Medusa is member of our pantheon of feminist anti-heroines. BloodMilk pays homage to her in this collection of her psychic armor: serpents nesting around stunning gemstones, “embodying the tension of beauty and terror”. Akin to the lightning bolt of destruction […]

31 Days Of Horror in 2018

Last year I parceled out my 31 Days of Horror in measured doses with a part one and part two: 15(ish) days each of my thoughts on the horror media that I had been been consuming every day for the month of October. This included full-length movies, film anthologies, television programs, game shows, anime–I’m not discriminating, I […]

Stars, Fools, and Lovers: An illustrated guide to the art and history of the tarot

The creators of Morbid Anatomy and Strange Attractor Press are crowd funding their next volume, Stars, Fools, and Lovers: A Visual Compendium of Tarot. Stars, Fools, and Lovers will be both instructional and interpretive guide to intuitively reading the cards and an in depth exploration of the art, symbolism, and history of the Tarot. “… The […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Emperor

Our first set of reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s archetypal adventure and tarot-inspired collection, The Fool’s Journey, featured the master of ceremonies and consummate magus, The Magician. Soon to follow was The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands, The Empress. Next we saw The Star Maiden, She Who Shines in the Darkness, […]

Literature and Divination

We have updated the Haute Macabre Shop with new divination decks and a new Literature category, starting with our own Sonya Vatomsky’s transcendental collection of poetry, Salt is for Curing. I wish for dreams but they don’t come; I sink into earth but the salt surrounds me, draws out my breath so the space between the […]

Haute Macabre: As Told By a Traditional Witch

Please welcome guest blogger Kyle, Ghost of Pestilence, to Haute Macabre. Kyle is a practicing traditional witch based out of Minnesota, animist, artist, volunteer at the bird of prey center, and occultist. She writes today about the original Haute Macabre fragrance, created for us by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and the magical associations she has with […]

Needful Things: Autumn 2018

Sarah TheMacroBarista  First, a huge thanks for Sonya for bringing this instagram account to my attention! I’ve never really had a sweet tooth, so even though I love the idea of fun, fancy, frothy Starbucks drinks, they’re just too tooth decay-inducingly, gaggy sweet for me to even remotely contemplate. As a further to that, I […]

Aural Fixation: Autumn 2018

Sarah Since early October I have been listening to Deathfolk Magic by Bye Bye Banshee, a musical exploration of death and grief crafted with magic, myth and folklore, by songwriter Jezebel Jones. Deathfolk Magic is the ghostly melody, hushed and humming softly, ominously, as your rocker creaks a rickety midnight lullaby on the rotted wooden […]

Stacked: October 2018

Sarah All the haunted houses! The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson was an imperative re-read and a palette cleanser after having been assaulted by the recent Netflix series. I did not love the show for many reasons but most of which because all of Jackson’s elegant, powerful symbolism was reduced to “easter egg” […]

Haute Macabre Small Business Advertising Special

  Our annual Small Business Advertising Special is now open for applicants! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabre from Black Friday until New Year’s Eve, be include a front page introduction post, & posted to our Social Media Profiles   To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your […]

Post Mortem: October 2018

Season of the Witch: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities Witch Cup Giveaway (contest closed, but cups are still available to purchase) An Enigmatic Baroness And Her Collection Of Skulls In Love and Shadow: Your Guide to Venus Retrograde from Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings New Sponsor: Miss Happy Pink Tarot and Oracle decks in the The Haute […]

Haute Macabre Halloween Shop Update

The Haute Macabre Shop will be restocked today, October 31, at 3PM CST. Included in today’s restock will be the highly demanded Luminaries Planner and Witch List Market Pad from Open Sea Design Co and the beautiful Luminous Void Tarot. Our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab collection of perfumes and hair glosses will be available […]

New Sponsor: Shire Post Mint

Shire Post Mint makes solid metal coins in Arkansas, USA. They use 100+ year old machines to stamp hand-engraved designs into solid metals like copper, brass, iron, bronze, and silver. They have worked with fantasy authors like George R. R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss to create coin artifacts from the most compelling fantasy worlds of […]

The Tarot Collages of Ignacio Cobo

The Tarot collages of Igancio Cobo: sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a complete Arcana anywhere in the ether, nor is there a physical deck in print anywhere. However, we can at least appreciate the art on various networking sites. Find Ignacio’s art on Tumblr // Instagram

New Sponsor: Devinto

Please welcome our new sponsor, Devinto! DEVINTO is an eco and ethically conscious label established in Montreal, Canada and relocated to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. It is designed and produced in studio locally on Cape Cod using natural and eco friendly fabrics without compromising style. DEVINTO designs are equally focused on comfort, glamour,and fair principles […]

2018 ‘Weenies At Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

It’s the most WEENderful time of the year! Yes, here I am with my corny weenie jokes, again. I’m not going anywhere with this comedy gold–and neither should you! Because aside from my dumb wit, I’ve got a massive review post for you today for a vast selection of the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab 2018 […]

Le Tarot de L’étoile Cachée in the Haute Macabre Shop + Sabbat Sale

Newly added to the Haute Macabre Shop is the stunning Le Tarot de L’étoile Cachée, a limited edition deck of the Major Arcana by Sabat Magazine. Illustrated by Elisa Seitzinger and inspired by the Tarot de Marseille, Le Tarot de L’étoile Cachée echoes ancient divination practices as well as the instant nature of millennial Witchcraft, […]

Full Moon Survival Spells: Structuring Self Care

Our friend and contributor Sarah Faith Gottesdiener was unable to complete the monthly Full Moon Tarotscopes for the October Full Moon in Taurus due to an ongoing injury, so we are sending her all of the speedy recovery vibes we can muster. In lieu of this month’s Tarotscopes, here is a self-care excerpt from the […]